These are the best destinations for digital nomads this winter to escape the cold and enjoy warm weather and low prices.
Digital nomad hotspots are defined by several factors.
Affordability, ease of staying in the country long-term without a visa, good Internet, and a strong digital nomad community are some of the things to consider when choosing a remote work base for the winter.
All of the following destinations fall within the top 15 best digital nomad destinations on Nomadlist’s ranking, making them a great choice for digital nomads this winter.
And all of these digital nomad hotspots also enjoy warm, sunny weather and other perks like proximity to the beach or other outdoor adventures.
1. Canggu, Bali
Bali consistently ranks as one of the best places in the world for digital nomads. Canggu in particular is known for being a digital nomad hotspot.
This laidback beach town has great surfing and is close to Bali’s other sights, like terraced rice paddies and temples. In town, you’ll find plenty of coworking spaces and trendy cafes.
Bali offers a 6-month digital nomad visa, or you can spend up to 60 days with just a tourist visa.
2. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires is a large city that is often described as the “Paris of the South” due to its elegant style and cosmopolitan nature. However, this South American capital is much cheaper than Paris or other European cities.
Since it’s in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s also a great winter destination for digital nomads, since Argentina is experiencing its summer at this time.
Americans can stay in Argentina for up to 90 days visa-free.
3. Madeira, Portugal
Although Lisbon and Porto are popular digital nomad hotspots on mainland Portugal, don’t overlook Madeira, an island territory off the coast of northern Africa.
This sunny island has become popular with digital nomads in recent years due to its gorgeous scenery, speedy Internet, and affordability.
While the temperature in Madeira can be cooler during the winter months (with highs in the sixties) it’s still a sunny and beautiful destination year-round.
4. Bangkok, Thailand
One of the best cities in the world for digital nomads is Bangkok.
This bustling city in Thailand has long attracted remote workers because of its cheap cost of living, comfort and conveniences, and easy access to the rest of Southeast Asia.
It’s also extremely warm in Bangkok year-round, making this a great city for those who hate the cold.
Americans can stay in Thailand for up to 60 days on a tourist visa.
5. Medellín, Colombia
Medellín has been nicknamed “The City of Eternal Spring” because of its pleasant year-round climate.
Although Colombia still gets a bad reputation for being dangerous or crime-ridden, the situation has improved over the last decade. The mountainous city of Medellín is relatively safe, beautiful, and affordable.
Colombia also has one of the easiest digital nomad visas to apply for, or Americans can stay in the country for up to 90 days visa-free.
6. Cape Town, South Africa
Another one of the best winter destinations for digital nomads is Cape Town. Since it’s located in the Southern Hemisphere, it experiences warm and sunny weather all winter long.
Cape Town is a great city for digital nomads who want a mix of urban and nature. There’s plenty to do in Cape Town itself, and beaches, hiking, and other outdoor adventures are nearby too.
Other Digital Nomad Destinations
These are some of the best digital nomad hotspots for winter.
Some other contenders for the best digital nomad destinations to base yourself this winter include:
- Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Penang, Malaysia
- Canary Islands, Spain
- Lagos, Portugal
These destinations enjoy warmer weather, affordable prices, and strong digital nomad communities.
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